Designing Tenses

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” – Jim Rohn

Pencil to paper,

graphite to wax,

a figure appears. 

Featureless emotionless

her origins unknown to me,

the balancer of 

implement and pressure. 

Time passes with me searching

still searching in this two

dimensional world,

designing the present to fit 

her every future whim. 

An evening gown

for moments when she

is Annette Bening to

his Michael Douglas. 

A power suite,

silky to the touch

and indestructible against

the lashings of workplace


Perhaps even linen pants 

with a bohemian top 

to match, loose and freeing

reminiscent of a decade 

lost on fading pages. 

How effortless it is to tailor 

the joys and happiness

of another. 

So few questions are asked

before the fluttering of 

pins and alterations 

commence ensuring Life

fits just as they prefer. 

Well, bring out the sketch

pads and round up the

fabric swatches!

The time has arrived

to start designing 

for our own whims. 


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